To start with I would like to say that I would visit Penang again just so I could stay here, it was that good.
Check in went very smoothly and as we arrived at lunch time we were given a map with recommendations of where to go for lunch, and they were spot on with the Indian being one of the best we have had.
Campbell House has been restored exceptionally well, with great thought into retaining the feel for the original building and enhancing the architecture.
We stayed in the Colonial Suite which was beautiful and right next door to the lovely outdoor rooftop terrace, great for a Mojito at the end of the day.
Nardya, Roberto and all of the staff at Campbell House are really what makes this place perfect, they are so helpful and genuine and obviously have great pride in Georgetown and Penang.
We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary while we stayed there and Nardya was fantastic at organising a private boat trip at the 24th hour which was fabulous, we were taken out to a lovely seafood restaurant on a little island. The restaurant was only too happy to supply us with a great bottle of bubbly to take with us and Nardya had told the Captain it was our Anniversary so he had bought along some champagne flutes for us.
We wanted to go somewhere special for our Anniversary dinner and Nardya booked us into Via Pre for appertifs and starter (even though they have an onsite restaurant she was more than happy with recommending other places) and then into Kebaya for our main course. We were thrilled with both places, and Nardya had informed them it was a special evening so we were treated like royalty. Really thanks to her it made for a perfect evening.
The breakfast at their in house restaurant Il Bacaro were so good, I love the fact that you get to order your food which means it is hot and fresh when you get it. Eggs benedict were some of the best I have ever had!!
Every evening we would go downstairs for a drink at the restaurant before heading out for the night, it was great and the staff so lovely.
On our last night we decided we would stay in and eat at the restaurant and boy are we glad we did, the chef (Roberto's brother), although his English was not that great and our Italian was non existent, made some great recommendations and I must say that my lamb chops were cooked to perfection and my salad was to die for! My husbands food was just as good and coupled with a good bottle of red it was a great end to a magnificent visit.
We both rate Campbell House up there as one of the best places we have stayed on our travels and I would highly recommend it.
We are hoping that Nardya and Roberto open up another place in Italy just so we can go and stay with them!!
Thank you all so much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Campbell House is a wonderful 12 bedroom boutique hotel with Italian restaurant located in the heart of heritage Georgetown. A stunning and unique 3 story corner shop house circa 1903 that has been extensively and lovingly restored offering today's modern traveler a luxurious home away from home. Campbell House has plenty of charm, and personal touches, modern amenities mixed with classic Colonial style at affordable prices. Perfectly located in the hustle of China Town, minutes from some of the best street food, and walking distance to historical museums, and fabulous street art. Campbell House offers an oasis of calm in this wonderful UNESCO world heritage city, come and explore Georgetown and Penang with us, we look forward to welcome you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Campbell House Penang/George Town